• On Jan 2, 2018
    Mark from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Moms! Going to Disney August 1-6th. My nephew will be turning 10 on the 5th. For the Disney dining, will we have to get him a child or adult plan? Thanks!!!!

    Welcome back, Mark!

    No one ages during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! (My Disney Parks trips really do keep me young!) So even though your son will be turning 10 years old during your trip, he will be 9 years old at the time of the start of your trip and his reservation does not change for the duration of your vacation. That means that you will save a little bit of money on his theme park tickets as he will be able to use child tickets for the trip and he will receive a child dining plan. Be sure his age is set correctly in My Disney Experience to reflect that he is 9 years old as that will determine how the dining plan is applied.

    Even though he will be considered 9 years old for reservation purposes, you will still be able to have a phenomenal celebration for him during your trip! Be sure to include on your hotel reservation that you are celebrating his birthday during your trip and they will give him a complimentary birthday button at check-in. And if you would like to celebrate his birthday at any of your meals, you can add his birthday celebration to your dining reservation by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

    Let us know if you have any more questions as you continue to plan your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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